Rain Raw Conditions Developing Tuesday More Rain Wednesday Night
The risk today was sunshine that lasted longer than advertised and it did for an extra hour or two. It was certainly enough to take temperatures into the 60s in many locations from Upstate NY and interior New England southwest to Maryland and Virginia. Coastal areas managed 50s before any sea breeze took hold. Clouds are now increasing tonight ahead of 2 rounds of rain over the next 3 days.
Regional radar is not showing rain anywhere close though there are a few patches showing up aloft on the local radars. The main rain area is still well to the south in North Carolina and Southwestern Virginia and it is moving to the northeast.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
I don’t expect the rain to begin arriving until midday Tuesday and lasting into early Wednesday morning. The rain is nothing excessive and mostly on the light side. Tuesday looks to be a rather raw day however with an ocean wind and low pressure eventually developing to the south and east. Expect highs not much out of the 40s in most places, perhaps lower 50s South Jersey and points south. These highs forecast from the Weather Service might be a few degrees to high and will likely settle in the 40s once rain gets underway.
Wednesday we will likely catch a short break with just lots of clouds during the day. A second low develops and moves northeast into Pennsylvania Wednesday night and then into New England. The front from this will have an arm of rain and few heavier downpours that will come in Wednesday night and then end Thursday morning.
Total rainfalls over the next 3 days should be on the order of a 1/2 to 3/4 inch so we don’t expect anything major to come of this. Behind the Wednesday night cold front much colder air arrives that will take us into the weekend. Some snow showers will occur on Thursday in Upstate NY and Pennsylvania south into West Virginia. Some areas could see heavy snows due to lake effect and a snow shower or two here can’t be ruled out Thursday night or on Friday as the upper trough swings through. Temperatures Thursday will be in the 40s before easing. Friday and Saturday will be cold with highs only into the 30s and nights in the teens and lower 20s. Temperatures should start to recover somewhat on Sunday.
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